Do You Offer Camera Advice? I Don't Anymore.

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kreygscott Senior Member • Posts: 1,274
Re: Do You Offer Camera Advice? I Don't Anymore.

OldSchoolNewSchool wrote:

Over the years I've had a number of friends say that they're going to buy a camera, and, "What do you think I should buy? Can you give me some advice?'' So, I'll ask them questions like what kind of pictures they'll be taking and if they're going to post online or make big pictures, etc. This all happened up until about 2013.

Once the fourth person requested detailed help, I stopped doing their homework for them. After going to fairly great lengths in reviewing and recommending two or three good cameras to buy, the first three friends ignored my advice and bought what was on sale at Best Buy. I get it, they're free to get whatever they want, but I got tired of doing conscientious legwork for good friends and having it ignored.

Now, when someone asks me to do a deep dive into what camera to buy, I simply tell them that it doesn't matter, that they're all good.

Have any of you experienced something similar with your friends?

That's really the best approach to take especially with this new generation of photographers. I just tell them to get whatever they can afford. But I do suggest they try it out first if possible.

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